This week has left me feeling quite tired. We’re used to the girls climbing into our bed during the night and co-sleeping. On the whole, we usually sleep reasonably well but Jessica and Sophie have both been a little under the weather which has made them both fidget.
Sophie had her preschool boosters this week and has mostly been fine but was a bit restless the night after. Jessica has had a temperature and a cold. Thankfully we had a check-up with the paediatrician booked in mid-week so managed to get her thoroughly checked over (we ended up in hospital this time last year with similar symptoms) and she now seems to be on the mend. I had to pop into school one afternoon to give her Calpol but she was determined to stay for the rest of the day which was a reassuring sign!
Co-sleeping has also been a little less comfortable because it’s no longer just the girls who join us in the bed. Sophie has started bringing along a whole army of toys to snuggle. Needless to say, as soon as she is fast asleep, most of them get booted out of the bed!
Fingers crossed that we all start sleeping a little better again soon!
Things I have loved this week:
- Getting to practise my French when the French market was in town over the weekend. It came in useful too when another customer had a question which the French lady on the stall couldn’t quite understand. My French isn’t that great but it was quite a satisfying feeling to be able to translate the question and answer! The best bit though was coming home with lots of yummy bread, cheese and saucisson.
- Helping the girls to make a generosity jar as part of our 40acts challenge.
- Seeing the daffodils appearing in the garden and my new Sophy’s Rose thriving. The one I planted a couple of years ago never really managed to grow so it’s good to see the new one is doing well.
- Finally having the mobile library back again – it has been off the road since August. Thankfully all the fines on the books were waived!
- Getting another great report from Jessica’s teacher at parents’ evening – she’s doing well with her reading, writing and maths and is friendly and helpful – what more could I ask for?
- Being able to shed our coats and enjoy some warm spring sunshine.
- Jessica’s drawing of her “best toy” Kerry – she copied it from my drawing of Kerry and I loved watching her looking at all the little details and trying to include them.